Grateful Dead Live at Greek Theatre, U. Of California on 1983-05-14
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOB: 3 Sennheiser 421's > Sony PCM-F1, M. Field, D. Cramer; Conversion:
3800-> Montego II Plus @44k > HD via Soundforge> CDWav, A. Gustin; known
flaw: very end of Bertha is cut
- 2004-06-19 23:58:41
- Berkeley, CA
Subject: That playing though into China doll
Subject: Nothing Special, luke warm
Subject: My First Show
Subject: Get this one
Subject: Poke Around
Subject: BESTEST Shakedown
Subject: Siding with the Majority
Sound: I side with those who say this is a high quality AUD. Anyone who has read my prior reviews knows that I generally frown on AUDs but I have to admit, this is one of the better AUDs I've heard. Brent is a little low in the mix in the 2d set, but the bass line is identifiable and the vocals are picked up well. It's a 5 as far as AUDs go, probably 3.5-4 overall for sound.
The Show: Again, I haven't checked the whole thing out, but I did take a listen to the Bertha the prior poster flamed and didn't find it nearly as unlistenable. Jerry's leads sound no faster/slower than your typical Bertha, so I'm not sure what he's talking about there. I heard most of the second set and the Shakey is average at best. They do have a creative little vocal "poke around jam" but the actual version of shakedown is nothing to write home about. Ditto for Playin, not one of their better versions. I did like the China Doll with Brent adding some nice shading/leads to the atmosphere. Great Dew, Jerry really throws his weight into it and the climax at the end is a good pay off.
One other note, the suggestion that 82-86 is not a great era for the Dead is one I disagree with. While not the rich field of 73-74 or 77, there are a number of good/great shows from this era, and if you want to talk about funky Shakedowns, there are several from this time period that I would put up against anything they ever did. All that said, THIS particular show I can rate no higher than 3 stars.
Subject: wha append?
Subject: Aud or SBD
Yes the "poke around" is as good as other reviewers mention. I love the Playing jam which melds beautifully into China Doll. Wheel into an Playing Reprise> Dew!!! Exceptional Stuff!!
The sound is excellent!! You ask yourself is it a SBD or AUD. This tape was a staple in my car during many a late-night drive. I love how well Bobby comes through throughout the show especially during during the Shakedown. This show gets my highest rating and is a must D/L from this era. Get it, you will not be disapointed. Thanks archive!!
Subject: High Day
Subject: Phil is crystal clear
Subject: Another killer Greek
Subject: Poke Around
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